NOI Techpark, Italy
I was born and raised in the Flemish jewel town Ghent in Belgium and hold an academic Master of Science degree in electromechanical engineering from the University of Ghent and an Executive MBA in General Management from the University of Mannheim and the ESSEC Business School in Paris.
I lead the Innovation, product management and advanced development activities of a renowned German automotive tier1 supplier where I was responsible for the innovation management process and the business development of new products for several car manufacturers in Europe, USA and China.
I co-founded a start-up in the smart city and smart mobility field and am a mentor for several start-up companies and currently lead the Innovation Management and Tech Transfer activities of the NOI Techpark in Bolzano, Italy.
I am a management and leadership professional with hands-on experience in the areas of driving product innovation, managing operations, quality management, identifying sales opportunities, leading teams, and developing strategies that achieve optimum growth and revenue
I have an overall passion for innovation and especially for technological innovations which contribute to a better and more sustainable world and have the potential to make major contributions in solving the big challenges the world is currently facing.
Speaking in — Energy transitions and solutions led by science parks and areas of innovation